Billy S. answered • 10/24/12

Elementary subjects, Photography and Technical Subjects Tutoring

This seems like you just want to figure out the circumference of the manhole cover. The formula for the circumference of a circle is pi (3.14) multiplied by the diameter (d) of the circle so, circumference=πd. (π is the symbol for pi and approx. equals 3.14)

Circumference = πd

= 3.14(d)

= 3.14(3)

= 9.42 ft.

The length of the brass grip-strip will be 9.42 ft.

If the problem was stated in terms of the radius of the manhole cover then the formula would be circumference = 2πr which is the radius multiplied by 2 then multiplied by pi.

The radius of a circle is the distance from the center to the edge and the diameter is the distance from one edge of the circle to the other passing through the center of the circle.

Diane L.

simple and best answer, thx10/22/19